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    Junior Member jpjones125's Avatar
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    Refreshing the License Bezel

    The paint on the fascias of 3518 is faded from years in the Florida sun, I decided to try cleaning it up with some SEM Trim paint as I have heard good things about using it on Deloreans.

    Also replaced the broken plastic clips on the back with metal tabs from a picture hanging kit, held on with some resin glue. Worked out fairly well so far, hopefully soon I'll be able to do more to the car than just cosmetic repairs.

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    Those metal clips are a great idea. Now I have to find some.


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    Nice work. The clips should have been metal to begin with! Why did you glue them on instead of screwing them in?
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    Hi. Looks great!
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    Looks great. Where did you buy those picture clips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    Nice work. The clips should have been metal to begin with! Why did you glue them on instead of screwing them in?
    At some point the screws had broken out of the fiberglass on two of the hard-points, glue was the simplest solution I could come up with. The plate will slide up out of the clips with ease when it isn't attached to the bumper, I have heard that most owners use tape to hold the plate still once its in place to avoid the rattles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAZ_DMC View Post
    Looks great. Where did you buy those picture clips?
    They were part of a picture hanging kit I got from Home Depot last year. They fit pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpjones125 View Post
    They were part of a picture hanging kit I got from Home Depot last year. They fit pretty well.
    Thanks for the info. This looks like a really good solution.

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